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Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo Out of Lineup With Back Tightness

Rizzo said he felt the tightness occur during Saturday's game

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    Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo Out of Lineup With Back Tightness
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    CHICAGO, ILLINOIS - MAY 09: Anthony Rizzo #44 of the Chicago Cubs hits a two run home run against the Miami Marlins during the fifth inning at Wrigley Field on May 09, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

    Chicago Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo is out of the starting lineup for their series finale against Milwaukee because of back tightness.

    Rizzo's back tightened up on him during Saturday's 15-inning victory over the Brewers. The slugger has a history of back issues.

    Manager Joe Maddon says Rizzo might be able to pinch hit. The Cubs are off Monday.

    Kris Bryant replaced Rizzo at first base.

    While Rizzo was limited, second baseman Daniel Descalso was in the lineup for the first time since May 4. He had been limited to pinch-hitting duties since he hurt his left ankle running the bases during a victory over St. Louis.

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